The Tax Justice Network-Africa (TJN-A) is a Pan-African initiative and a member of the Global Alliance for Tax Justice. Launched in January 2007 during the World Social Forum (WSF) held in Nairobi, TJN-A promotes socially- just, accountable and progressive taxation systems in Africa. It advocates for tax policies with pro-poor outcomes and tax systems that curb public resource leakages and enhance domestic resource mobilisation.
TJN-A aims to achieve these by challenging harmful tax policies and practices that on one hand facilitate illicit resource outflows and on the other hand favour the wealthy while aggravating and perpetuating inequality. TJN-A strives to promote the role of tax justice in the African Development Agenda. It further endeavours to provide a platform dedicated to enabling African researchers, campaigners, civil society organisations, policy makers, and investigative media to co-operate and synergise their efforts in the struggle against illicit financial flows, tax evasion, tax competition and other harmful tax policies and practices.
TJN-A engages in various activities that are aimed at promoting public awareness regarding tax issues in Africa. Through networking among member organizations across Africa, TJN-A seeks to raise awareness on the importance of taxation as a tool for development and enhancing democratic governance and to consolidate the efforts by CSOs to work on tax.
To spearhead tax justice in Africa’s development by enabling citizens and institutions to promote equitable tax systems through research, capacity-building and policy-influencing.
A new Africa where tax justice prevails and ensures an equitable, inclusive and sustainable development.